While Mitt Romney and Barack Obama battle for the title of Almighty Ruler of the Kingdom of the Electoral College, let's take a moment to remember the candidates who won't win… but run anyway.
Our interviews with Gary Johnson, Jill Stein and more after the jump…
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* Mitt Romney uses misrepresented footage of Hillary Clinton to shame Barack Obama for using misrepresented information to shame Mitt Romney. This, I believe, is call a "Möbius video clip."
* Slate counts down The Eight Stages of Conservative Grief. "Apoplectic," oddly, didn't make the list.
* A new poll shows that nearly half of all Americans currently believe that congressional Republicans are putting politics over economic recovery, which is really weird when you think about it. Half of America is never right about anything.
* Fred Karger — the first openly gay Republican presidential candidate — is officially ending his campaign. Which is kind of a bummer. I feel like he was so close.
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* Wonkette shows us the only Republican still standing up to Romney.
* Hope you didn't dump all of your 401K in cotton candy stock futures.
* "Ridin' Joe Biden" pulls another stunt, from The Onion.
* Finally, proof that the job market for college students is picking up.
* Etsy's most patriotic products are what America is all about.
* Julie Klausner's "How Was Your Week?" podcast features Anthony Bourdain getting political.
* Finally, an honest Memorial Day beach bar flier, from Happy Place.
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This definitely speaks to the changing of the times. It's not every campaign season that we get soft-core porn films that double as a presidential campaign ad…
That's definitely a lot of mostly-naked oily people bouncing around for a presidential campaign ad. I'm not gonna say too much. I'm just gonna say more than we're used to. In fact, I think that Mitt Romney has yet to feature a single mostly-naked oily person bouncing around in one of his ads. But it's still early in the season, and Marco Rubio has not yet joined the ticket.
But did you catch that moment there at the end? That thing that you thought you was two dudes kind of awkwardly taking direction from behind the camera to kiss one another, that was actually history of sorts. Fred Karger — gay Republican presidential candidate and friend of Indecision — explains…
"This is our biggest and most exciting commercial to date," Karger said. "It ends with a gay kiss, a first for a Presidential campaign commercial. My friends Andrew Reynolds and Michael Aguirre have been together for 7 years and I really appreciate their history making smooch."
You know, it's funny. Eventually, a thing like this won't even be a news item. In fact, I'll bet that our kids will one day watch the campaign ads from nowadays on the holoscreen displays that we've had genetically-installed to grow inside their eyeballs, and they'll ask, Where's all the mostly-naked oily people bouncing around? Where are the two dudes kissing each other after playing frisbee? And we'll just have to tell them that it was a different, less-enlightened time. (And that we had not yet transferred into an Ultimate Frisbee-based governing system.)
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What a year 2011 has been. It was the year of the 9-9-9 tax plan, the year of gays serving openly in the military. The year of Anthony Weiner's resignation, and of the 9-9-9 tax plan's swift dismissal as a generally bad idea. The point is, it's been an interesting time. That's why we'd like to share our favorite moments of 2011 with you. (And yes, the one about deep-fried butter is very real.)
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